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Took me a while, but in response to @AmyPearsonMD tweet of my talk last week @uihealthcare, a thread on ⬆️FiO2 and #SSI.

@scruff888 @DrMikeAziz @MPOGASPIRE @APSForg @woundheal #infectionprevention 1/15
Whether intraoperative high inspired oxygen is beneficial is not a settled question.* This thread explains why I routinely use it unless there is a contraindication.

*The evidence that it is NOT harmful is overwhelming.
Impetus to investigate high-inspired O2 grew out of in vitro, animal, human volunteer, & patient studies (1960s-90s): wound hypoxia associated with⬆️#SSI & peripheral vasoconstriction resulting from SNS activation is common source of wound hypoxia.
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Today is the first ever #WorldPatientSafetyDay.

No one should be harmed in health care.
Yet, every minute, 5 patients die because of unsafe care.
These deaths can be prevented - simple commitment can ensure safe care 🤝
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Millions of patients are harmed each year due to unsafe health care worldwide, with 2.6 million deaths every year in low-and middle-income countries alone.

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@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe_DE @WHOAFRO @pahowho 4 out of every 10 patients are harmed during primary and outgoing health care.
The most harmful errors are related to diagnosis, prescription and the use of medicines.

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Today is #HandHygiene Day!

Hand hygiene is a simple act that can grow into big changes: improving quality of care and leading to #HealthForAll
#HandHygiene and #InfectionPrevention and control matters when it comes to quality health care and saving lives
#InfectionPrevention and control prevents both the spread of #AntibioticResistant organisms and the occurrence of infection and thus, the need for antibiotic use
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